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February 25, 2012. AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has announced that one of its radiated immunity test systems (Model AS04210M2) was recently installed at Kidde Safety in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The unit, which tests in accordance with IEC 61000-4-3 standards, will be used to test Kidde's fire and safety products. The AS04210M2 system is designed to produce fields of up to 10 V/m with 80% AM (18 V/m CW) at a 3-m test distance from 80 MHz to 4.2 GHz for radiated immunity testing in a compliant EMC chamber. The system is supplied without the signal generator and field monitoring equipment (other AR systems do include all equipment); it does include larger than required amplifiers to add margin to the test capability. This system also includes all necessary directional couplers, system controller, power meter, power head, antennas, and tripod.

Aeroflex announced the release of automated test and alignment capabilities for its 3920 digital radio test set. The new capabilities will support the automated test and alignment of Kenwood 5×10 Series mobile and portable radios and with EF Johnson Technologies Inc. P25 radios. The test and alignment will require no user interaction and ensures consistent and reliable tests and alignment to manufacturer recommended specifications and to industry standards. “With the wide deployment of the 5×10 Series of Kenwood two-way radios, particularly in the public-safety community, we expect that the additional capabilities on the Aeroflex 3920 digital radio test set will be rapidly accepted,” said Shelley Sanders, marketing manager, Kenwood U.S.A. “This will be a very important tool for our dealers and end users. The automation will provide fast and consistent results in the field,” said Randy O’Connor, manager of technical operations, EF Johnson Technologies.

The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (ISA100 WCI) has announced that Rohrback Cosasco Systems (RCS), a supplier of corrosion monitoring and chemical injection systems, has joined ISA100 WCI as a supplier member. RCS offers a corrosion-monitoring system is based on Microcor patented high-resolution corrosion measurement technology. The system incorporates a 2.4-GHz self-organizing wireless network that delivers data reliability and network stability through its high security communication.

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, announced it has expanded the testing capabilities of its 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium with addition of a 40 Gigabit Ethernet testing platform, donated by Ixia.  Member companies, which include test-system, network-equipment, development-system, transceiver, and active- and passive-cable vendors, now have full-time access to Ixia’s platform, along with a growing test bed of devices and cabling infrastructure. “Cloud computing, server virtualization, and bandwidth-intensive multimedia applications are just some of the trends driving the demand for the high-speed connectivity and reliable network performance that 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet provide,” said Michael Githens, lab program manager at Ixia.  “The resources available to members of the UNH-IOL’s 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium, which includes our 40 Gigabit Ethernet testing platform, accelerate deployment of 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet devices and help push industry adoption of the technology forward.”

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